updated 11/17/2010 6:46:19 AM ET 2010-11-17T11:46:19

CINCINNATI, Nov. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:LYTS) today announced that it has been selected by BP Products North America to be its supplier in connection with a major new LED canopy lighting upgrade program. LSI will act as BP's "lighting expert" and will have principal responsibility for this domestic program which includes survey of sites to determine product needs and the manufacture and supply of energy efficient LED fixtures. This program has been in the planning stages for several months, and involved an earlier test program of 100 sites. Shipments of LSI products could begin during the third quarter of LSI's current fiscal year. The retrofit program is expected to involve as many as 1,600 sites per year for three years for jobber-owned locations.   LSI's new Crossover® Generation 3 LED canopy fixture that was released to the market earlier this year continues to generate great interest, gain acceptance, and will be used in this canopy retrofit program.

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About the Company

LSI Industries Inc. is an Image Solutions company, dedicated to advancing solid-state LED technology in lighting and graphics applications. We combine integrated technology, design, and manufacturing to supply high quality, environmentally friendly lighting fixtures and graphics elements for commercial, retail and specialty niche market applications. LSI is a U.S. manufacturer with marketing / sales efforts throughout the world with concentration currently on North American, Latin American, Australian, New Zealand, Asian, European and Middle Eastern markets.

Building upon its success with its Crossover® LED lighting fixtures and SmartVision® solid-state LED video boards, LSI is committed to producing affordable, high performance, energy efficient lighting and graphic products for indoor and outdoor use. We have a vast offering of innovative solutions for virtually any lighting or graphics application. Further, we can provide design support, engineering, installation and project management for custom graphics rollout programs for today's retail environment. 

LSI's major markets are the commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts), sports and entertainment markets. LSI employs approximately 1,500 people in facilities located in Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Texas and Montreal, Canada. The Company's common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS. 

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